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How to lift a heavy motorcycle (Off Road)

Following a few personal emails I received, we made a quick video on what we believe is the bet way to lift a bike off road.

Just uploaded, interested to hear other tips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkoyNoelkUE
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Good tips, thanks
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Great video, thanks. I've only ever seen videos with people walking in backwards (if you know what I mean). Always looked risky to me with images of the bike falling over to the other side once upright. This way it looks more in control. I'll never know until I drop it but I've got a better idea now. Thanks!

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The best way is to get someone else to pick it up for you.
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Arrow How to lift your motorcycle like a pro

Hello guys,

I have made a Video on how to lift a heavy motorcycle like versys 650.

Please do watch and comment on it.

Blog: www.hegdeashish.wordpress.com


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Nice blog, lots of good information, but nothing about lifting a heavy motorcycle?

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[quote=hegdeashish;1242994]Hello guys,

I have made a Video on how to lift a heavy motorcycle like versys 650.

Please do watch and comment on it.

Blog: www.hegdeashish.wordpress.com





I was able to find it on YouTube and copy the proper link
There is mention of crash bars, I too am curious what is installed

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Thanks!! I dropped my Versys while doing practice and just couldn't remember the technique! Much appreciated.

Just a thought - here is the ole US of A, a Versys 650 is a lightweight bike! Heavy metal like Harleys easily exceed 600+ pounds.

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These crash bars are nice, wide enough to stop the indicators from touching ground. What are they?
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These crash bars are nice, wide enough to stop the indicators from touching ground. What are they?
I'd like to know as well. I have GIVI engine guards but I like that those protect the tank and plastics. DO TELL Phil


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I have made a Video on how to lift a heavy motorcycle like versys 650.
Thanks for the 'rock it a bit' hint.

Cheers

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